This weekend I got a chance to hang out with one of my lovely new friends, Celine, who is visiting from the Philippines. She is a fellow fashion blogger too, so it’s awesome to have this in common. Her blog is still brand new, but I have a feeling it will take off like wildfire. It’s called “The MakeDoer”. Isn’t that an awesome blog title? Calls to mind the very attitude we need to have if we find ourselves feeling, well, inadequate/lacking/incapable in WHATEVER it is.
Guys, I’ve never told you before, but growing up I was INCREDIBLY self-conscious about myself. I guess I have one of those “people pleaser” characteristics. I was so afraid of what people thought of me, my looks, my style, anything. And when it came to my style, I had the hardest time just accepting who I was and let that show through my clothes. (By the way, I am only sharing this with you because I know you won’t judge me, and vice versa, if you have ever felt the same way, then we’re in the same boat, sister!)
See this BIRTH MARK on my arm??
People always ask about it. Even more often when I was little. “What’s THAT???”, “Oh my gosh, did you burn yourself?” Goodness, the questions and curiosity from my peers! I guess it is interesting; it’s bright pink. One of my best friends in 3rd grade even discovered that if you press it real hard, the color fades away and then turns pink again after a few seconds. That sounds so weird as I write it, I had to do it to myself to see how to describe it to you. Haha, the things kids do to experiment.
Well, I just wanted you to know that if you have a pink birthmark or even something more notable, then AWESOME. You have something nobody else has, and that’s exactly what makes you cool and unique.
Embrace those things that make you different, girls. We have to MAKE DO, but not just stop there. Let’s love them and consider them beautiful. It’s one of those amazing qualities that people will admire about you. Know how beautiful you are by BEING who you are.
Outfit details: Top: April Snow // Skirt: April Snow // Heels: Nordstrom Rack // Tote: Fossil // Belt: Target // Bracelets: Francesca’s & Vintage